plasticware

noun

plas·​tic·​ware ˈpla-stik-ˌwer How to pronounce plasticware (audio)
: articles made of plastic

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web American public schools serve lunch to nearly 30 million students daily, and many depend on Styrofoam trays and other single-use plasticware to do so. Hollie Stephens, Fortune, 10 Oct. 2022 Other than the essentials such as plasticware or chairs, there are other products that may not immediately come to mind or are just better version of the things that do (like grills or corn holes). Josie Howell | Jhowell@al.com, al, 31 Aug. 2022 There’s even prominent placement on the Tupperware site noting the pioneering plasticware used in the series. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Most affect the government and trash collection companies, but residents might notice one: Restaurants will be barred by law from simply giving out plasticware with every meal. Washington Post, 31 Dec. 2021 Wendy Greenspun, a psychotherapist in New York City, notes that one of her young clients was upset by her family’s use of plasticware at large gatherings. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 21 Dec. 2021 Like many companies across the nation, Wheat’s operation suffered from shortages of signage material, food vendors, plasticware, janitorial supplies, and metal to build fences. Leah Waters, Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2021 After the dishwasher cycle is done, the plasticware is clean and ready for reuse. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 Walmart reported dramatic increases in sales of plasticware storage, vacuum seal machines and accessories. USA Today, 15 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plasticware was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Plasticware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plasticware. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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